A few years ago, my wife and I took our big twins to Tacoma Shopping Center’s Cheap Books Sale. All four of us bought books. Also, I scored with a CD by Ian Dury and The Blockheads, a punk rock group from the UK. I love the song “Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick”. When we all got in the car, I put the CD on the player on the dashboard and was soon caught by the opening song (new to me) “Reasons to be Cheerful – Part Three”. Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam Cheerful Primary Song T-Shirt
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Punk Rock is a little confused with “Reasons to Be Fun.” Music is more of a combination than confusion. . . . OK, there’s still confusion with woody, police whistles and amazing Saxophone works. There is a mix of punk, rock, jazz, reggae and opera. As part of the song, it begins with “Summertime” from the rare musical production “Porgy and Bess”. Each Youtube version of “Reasons to be Cheerful” has another song at the end, rarely found. Fortunately, I still have the CD and play it almost every time it emerges between piles of papers, DVDs, CDs and my chaotic thumbdrives. Each version I watched on Youtube ran around 5:05, while on my CD the song ran for more than eight minutes.
As we drove away from The Half Price Book, I asked the kids: “Don’t you just love music?” They simultaneously shook their heads – no.
The reasons to be cheerful by Ian Dury and The Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam Cheerful Primary Song T-Shirt Blockheads
“Porgy and Bess is an English-speaking opera by American composer George Gershwin, with libretto written by DuBose Heyward and the lyrics writer Ira Gershwin. It was an incarnsion from the Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam Cheerful Primary Song T-Shirt play Porgy by Dorothy Heyward and DuBose Heyward, itself an incarn from the 1925 novel of the same name by DuBose Heyward. ” – Wikipedia
Summertime starring Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
And life is easy
And tall cotton
Oh, your dad’s rich.
And your mother looks beautiful
So silent little baby now
I TAKE BOTH REASONS AND SUMMARIZE AND ENJOY EVERY DAY FOR LONG.
One of Mornin’s
You will stand up and sing
Then you will spread your wings
And take to the sky
But until mornin’
Nothing can harm you
With your dad
And your breasts
– George Gershwin and Dubose Heyward, Porgy and Bess
Summertime is a little more lazy than Reasons, and the lyrics offer a comparison between high-intensity and fast-paced allusions to slow-paced illusions. The reason began with Ian Dury’s offensive “Why don’t you go back to bed,” while Summertime offered a calmer hint of “get up and sing.” Somehow, they worked for me together.
I’ll take both and enjoy every long day in the Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam Cheerful Primary Song T-Shirt summer.